Gerontology *: Find Articles

Databases useful for gerontology research

The USC Libraries' Developing Keywords tutorial can help you practice using the most effective search terms so a database can find just what you're looking for.

Ageline. Index/abstracts, from 1978.  Links to full-text articles.  Produced by AARP and is most important index in this field.

Abstracts in Social Gerontology. Quarterly abstracts: books, journal articles, government publications and other materials in social gerontology.

PsycINFO Major index to the world’s psychological literature.  Using the subjects headings in the Thesaurus will help your search.  Use the Quick Reference Guide for help.

Proquest Nursing and Allied Health Source. This database offers coverage of the fields of nursing and allied health including journals, video, dissertations, reference books and more.

PubMed, or Medline, is the premier source for information in the biomedical sciences.  Produced by the National Library of Medicine.  Using the subject headings, MeSH Terms, will help your search.  You can find guides for using Medline.  You also can access Medline through the USC Norris Medical Library.

BIOSIS. Life sciences and biomedical research covering pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies, and more. Access content from journals, meetings, patents, and books. 

PolicyFile. Includes information addressing virtually all aspects of public policy.

Congressional Universe. Comprehensive access to United States legislative information.

PAIS. Indexes international journals in business, economics, government, public policy, and social sciences.

Social Work Abstracts. Abstracts social work related topics – homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, community organization.


 Use RefWorks to create bibliographies and put your citations into APA style format.